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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936799/proteomic-features-of-colorectal-cancer-identify-tumor-subtypes-independent-of-oncogenic-mutations-and-independently-predict-relapse-free-survival
#1
Callisia N Clarke, Michael S Lee, Wei Wei, Ganiraju Manyam, Zhi-Qin Jiang, Yiling Lu, Jeffrey Morris, Bradley Broom, David Menter, Eduardo Vilar-Sanchez, Kanwal Raghav, Cathy Eng, George J Chang, Iris Simon, Rene Bernards, Michael Overman, Gordon B Mills, Dipen Maru, Scott Kopetz
BACKGROUND: The directed study of the functional proteome in colorectal cancer (CRC) has identified critical protein markers and signaling pathways; however, the prognostic relevance of many of these proteins remains unclear. METHODS: We determined the prognostic implications of the functional proteome in 263 CRC tumor samples from patients treated at MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) and 462 patients from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) to identify patterns of protein expression that drive tumorigenesis...
September 21, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928852/dcis-margins-and-breast-conservation-md-anderson-cancer-center-multidisciplinary-practice-guidelines-and-outcomes
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Henry M Kuerer, Benjamin D Smith, Mariana Chavez-MacGregor, Constance Albarracin, Carlos H Barcenas, Lumarie Santiago, Mary E Edgerton, Gaiane M Rauch, Sharon H Giordano, Aysegul Sahin, Savitri Krishnamurthy, Wendy Woodward, Debasish Tripathy, Wei T Yang, Kelly K Hunt
Recent published guidelines suggest that adequate margins for DCIS should be ≥ 2 mm after breast conserving surgery followed by radiotherapy (RT). Many groups now use this guideline as an absolute indication for additional surgery. This article describes detailed multidisciplinary practices including extensive preoperative/intraoperative pathologic/histologic image-guided assessment of margins, offering some patients with small low/intermediate grade DCIS no RT, the use/magnitude of radiation boost tailoring to margin width, and endocrine therapy for ER-positive DCIS...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928422/role-of-chemotherapy-in-dedifferentiated-liposarcoma-of-the-retroperitoneum-defining-the-benefit-and-challenges-of-the-standard
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J A Livingston, D Bugano, A Barbo, H Lin, J E Madewell, W L Wang, A J Lazar, W W Tseng, C L Roland, B W Feig, R Pollock, A P Conley, R S Benjamin, S Patel, N Somaiah
Benefit from chemotherapy for well-differentiated/de-differentiated (WD/DD) liposarcomas has been reported to be minimal, however traditional response criteria may not adequately capture positive treatment effect. In this study, we evaluate benefit from first-line chemotherapy and characterize imaging response characteristics in patients with retroperitoneal (RP) WD/DD liposarcoma treated at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Response was assessed using RECIST (Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors) and an exploratory analysis of vascular response was characterized...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920142/acupuncture-for-reduction-of-symptom-burden-in-multiple-myeloma-patients-undergoing-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-randomized-sham-controlled-trial
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Gary Deng, Sergio Giralt, David J Chung, Heather Landau, Jonathan Siman, Benjamin Search, Marci Coleton, Emily Vertosick, Nathan Shapiro, Christine Chien, Xin S Wang, Barrie Cassileth, Jun J Mao
PURPOSE: Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT) is potentially curative for a number of hematologic malignancies, but is associated with high symptom burden. We conducted a randomized sham-controlled trial (RCT) to evaluate efficacy and safety of acupuncture as an integrative treatment for managing common symptoms during HCT. METHODS: Adult patients with multiple myeloma undergoing high-dose melphalan followed by autologous HCT (AHCT) were randomized to receive either true or sham acupuncture once daily for 5 days starting the day after chemotherapy...
September 17, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919347/invasive-mold-infections-of-the-central-nervous-system-in-patients-with-hematologic-cancer-or-stem-cell-transplantation-2000-2016-uncommon-with-improved-survival-but-still-deadly-often
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Minas P Economides, Leomar Y Ballester, Vinodh A Kumar, Ying Jiang, Jeffrey Tarrand, Victor Prieto, Harrys A Torres, Dimitrios P Kontoyiannis
BACKGROUND: Historically considered to have very poor outcome, there is paucity of recent data regarding invasive mold infections (IMIs) of the central nervous system (CNS) in patients with hematologic cancer (HC) or stem cell transplantation (SCT). METHODS: We reviewed the records of HC patients and/or SCT recipients who were diagnosed with CNS IMIs (EORTC/MSG criteria) at MD Anderson Cancer Center (1/1/2000-6/31/2016). Risk factors for survival at day (d) 42 post diagnosis were assessed...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916225/stereotactic-radiosurgery-of-early-melanoma-brain-metastases-after-initiation-of-anti-ctl-4-treatment-is-associated-with-improved-intracranial-control
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Yi An, Wen Jiang, Betty Y S Kim, Jack M Qian, Chad Tang, Penny Fang, Jennifer Logan, Neil M D'Souza, Lauren E Haydu, Xin A Wang, Kenneth R Hess, Harriet Kluger, Isabella C Glitza, Anita Mahajan, James W Welsh, Steven H Lin, James B Yu, Michael A Davies, Patrick Hwu, Erik P Sulman, Paul D Brown, Veronica L S Chiang, Jing Li
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies suggest that radiation can boost antitumor immune response by stimulating release of tumor-specific antigens. However, the optimal timing between radiotherapy and immune checkpoint blockade to achieve potentially synergistic benefits is unclear. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Multi-institutional retrospective analysis was conducted of ninety-nine metastatic melanoma patients from 2007 to 2014 treated with ipilimumab who later received stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for new brain metastases that developed after starting immunotherapy...
September 12, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888224/long-term-patient-reported-outcomes-following-radiation-therapy-for-oropharyngeal-cancer-cross-sectional-assessment-of-a-prospective-symptom-survey-in-patients-%C3%A2-65%C3%A2-years-old
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Salman A Eraj, Mona K Jomaa, Crosby D Rock, Abdallah S R Mohamed, Blaine D Smith, Joshua B Smith, Theodora Browne, Luke C Cooksey, Bowman Williams, Brandi Temple, Kathryn E Preston, Jeremy M Aymar, Neil D Gross, Randal S Weber, Amy C Hessel, Renata Ferrarotto, Jack Phan, Erich M Sturgis, Ehab Y Hanna, Steven J Frank, William H Morrison, Ryan P Goepfert, Stephen Y Lai, David I Rosenthal, Tito R Mendoza, Charles S Cleeland, Kate A Hutcheson, Clifton D Fuller, Adam S Garden, G Brandon Gunn
BACKGROUND: Given the potential for older patients to experience exaggerated toxicity and symptoms, this study was performed to characterize patient reported outcomes in older patients following definitive radiation therapy (RT) for oropharyngeal cancer (OPC). METHODS: Cancer-free head and neck cancer survivors (>6 months since treatment completion) were eligible for participation in a questionnaire-based study. Participants completed the MD Anderson Symptom Inventory-Head and Neck module (MDASI-HN)...
September 9, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885712/pathological-complete-response-in-patients-with-esophageal-cancer-after-the-trimodality-approach-the-association-with-baseline-variables-and-survival-the-university-of-texas-md-anderson-cancer-center-experience
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Mariela Blum Murphy, Lianchum Xiao, Viren R Patel, Dipen M Maru, Arlene M Correa, Fatemeh G Amlashi, Zhongxing Liao, Ritsuko Komaki, Steven H Lin, Heath D Skinner, Ara Vaporciyan, Garrett L Walsh, Stephen G Swisher, Boris Sepesi, Jeffrey H Lee, Manoop S Bhutani, Brian Weston, Wayne L Hofstetter, Jaffer A Ajani
BACKGROUND: Reports are limited regarding clinical and pretreatment features that might predict a pathological complete response (pathCR) after treatment in patients with esophageal cancer (EC). This might allow patient selection for different strategies. This study examines the association of a pathCR with pretreatment variables, overall survival (OS), recurrence-free survival (RFS), and patterns of recurrence in a large cohort from a single institution. METHODS: The baseline clinical features of 911 consecutive patients with EC who were treated with trimodality therapy from January 2000 to November 2013 were analyzed...
September 8, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877522/ganglion-cell-inner-plexiform-layer-thickness-in-different-glaucoma-stages-measured-by-optical-coherence-tomography
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Maja Zivkovic, Volkan Dayanir, Marko Zlatanovic, Gordana Zlatanovic, Vesna Jaksic, Predrag Jovanovic, Marija Radenkovic, Jasmina Djordjevic-Jocic, Gordana Stankovic-Babic, Svetlana Jovanovic
AIM: To compare ganglion cell (GCL) and inner plexiform layer (IPL) thickness in patients at different stages of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), determine their sensitivity and specificity values, and correlate thickness values with mean deviations (MD). METHODS: This prospective, cross- sectional study was conducted in a group of patients with confirmed POAG who were compared to an age- and gender-matched control group. Glaucomatous damage was classified according to the Hodapp-Parrish-Anderson scale: glaucoma stage 1 (early), glaucoma stage 2 (moderate), and glaucoma stage 3 (severe)...
September 7, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859185/salvage-chemoimmunotherapy-with-inotuzumab-ozogamicin-combined-with-mini-hyper-cvd-for-patients-with-relapsed-or-refractory-philadelphia-chromosome-negative-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-phase-2-clinical-trial
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Elias Jabbour, Farhad Ravandi, Partow Kebriaei, Xuelin Huang, Nicholas J Short, Deborah Thomas, Koji Sasaki, Michael Rytting, Nitin Jain, Marina Konopleva, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Richard Champlin, David Marin, Tapan Kadia, Jorge Cortes, Zeev Estrov, Koichi Takahashi, Yogin Patel, Maria R Khouri, Jovitta Jacob, Rebecca Garris, Susan O'Brien, Hagop Kantarjian
Importance: The outcome of patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is poor. Inotuzumab ozogamicin, a CD22 monoclonal antibody bound to calicheamicin, has single-agent activity in R/R ALL. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of inotuzumab ozogamicin plus low-intensity chemotherapy in patients with R/R ALL. Design, Setting, and Participants: A single-arm, phase 2 study of adults with R/R B-cell ALL conducted at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston...
August 31, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854316/remnant-liver-ischemia-as-a-prognostic-factor-for-cancer-specific-survival-after-resection-of-colorectal-liver-metastases
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Suguru Yamashita, Aradhana M Venkatesan, Takashi Mizuno, Thomas A Aloia, Yun S Chun, Jeffrey E Lee, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Claudius Conrad
Importance: Ischemia-reperfusion injury during hepatic resection has been shown to accelerate progression of liver cancer. However, the prognostic relevance of remnant liver ischemia (RLI) after resection of colorectal liver metastases (CLMs) is unknown to date. Objectives: To assess the prognostic influence of RLI after resection of CLMs and to identify correlates of greater extent of RLI. Design, Setting, and Participants: This study was a retrospective analysis at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center based on prospectively collected data...
August 30, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853527/-low-grade-ovarian-cancer
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REVIEW
Yakir Segev, Anis Kaldawy, Ron Auslender, Ofer Lavie
According to the new and reproducible grading system of the MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC), low grade serous cancer (LGSC) differs greatly from the commonly known high grade serous cancer (HGSC). Pathology speaking, LGSC has less mitotic index; the grade of nuclear atypia is low to intermediate. Genetically speaking, these tumors tend to show mutation in the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway, mainly in the KRAS and BRAF genes, resulting in uncontrolled proliferation; however, it seems that the presence of this mutation might be related to a better prognosis compared to their absence...
August 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840313/reliability-and-validity-of-the-md-anderson-dysphagia-inventory-among-japanese-patients
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Yuhei Matsuda, Manabu Kanazawa, Yuriko Komagamine, Masashi Yamashiro, Sumio Akifusa, Shunsuke Minakuchi
This study aimed to validate the Japanese version of a dysphagia-specific quality of life questionnaire, the MD Anderson Dysphagia Inventory (MDADI-J), and to verify trends between MDADI-J and Functional Oral Intake Scale (FOIS) scores. The original 20 MDADI items were translated using a forward-backward method following accepted cultural adaptation guidelines. Seventy-two patients with a history of head and neck cancer treatment completed the MDADI-J between October 2015 and August 2016. Concurrent validity was determined by correlations with the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-Core 30 (EORTC QLQ-C30) and the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-Head and Neck 35 (EORTC QLQ-H&N35) instruments...
August 24, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832408/reproductive-coercion-among-women-living-with-hiv-an-unexplored-risk-factor-for-negative-sexual-and-mental-health-outcomes
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Jocelyn C Anderson, Karen Trister Grace, Elizabeth Miller
BACKGROUND: Unintended pregnancy is prevalent among women living with HIV, and is associated with poor health outcomes for women and babies. Reproductive coercion may be one unexplored mechanism for this elevated risk. METHODS: Past year reproductive coercion data were obtained via self-reported survey from a sample of women receiving HIV specialty care in Baltimore, MD. RESULTS: Eleven of the 67 women (16.4%) included in the sample reported past year reproductive coercion...
August 21, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821969/interleukin-1-receptor-like-1-protein-st2-is-a-potential-biomarker-for-cardiomyopathy-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
#15
Julia Anderson, Haeri Seol, Heather Gordish-Dressman, Yetrib Hathout, Christopher F Spurney
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a rare, fatal X-linked disorder characterized by the lack of dystrophin, a key sarcolemma muscle protein. Cardiac failure is a significant cause of death in DMD subjects. The purpose of our research was to identify potential cardiac serum biomarkers associated with DMD cardiomyopathy. This is an observational, case-controlled study using subjects from the CINRG DMD natural history study with cardiomyopathy (ejection fraction (EF) <55%; shortening fraction (SF) <28%), subjects without cardiomyopathy (EF ≥ 55%; SF ≥ 28%) compared to normal healthy volunteer subjects...
August 18, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819400/rapid-breast-cancer-disease-progression-following-cyclin-dependent-kinase-4-and-6-inhibitor-discontinuation
#16
Sami I Bashour, Iman Doostan, Khandan Keyomarsi, Vicente Valero, Naoto T Ueno, Powel H Brown, Jennifer K Litton, Kimberly B Koenig, Meghan Karuturi, Sausan Abouharb, Debasish Tripathy, Stacy L Moulder-Thompson, Nuhad K Ibrahim
Background: CDK 4 and 6 inhibitors (CDK4/6i), which arrest unregulated cancer cell proliferation, show clinical efficacy in breast cancer. Unexpectedly, a patient treated on a CDK4/6i-based trial, as first-line therapy in metastatic breast cancer, developed rapid disease progression following discontinuation of study drug while receiving standard second-line therapy off trial. We thus sought to expand this observation within a population of patients treated similarly at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819368/lack-of-breastfeeding-history-in-parous-women-with-inflammatory-breast-cancer-predicts-poor-disease-free-survival
#17
Shane R Stecklein, Jay P Reddy, Adam R Wolfe, Mirtha S Lopez, Tamer M Fouad, Bisrat G Debeb, Naoto T Ueno, Abenaa M Brewster, Wendy A Woodward
Purpose: Breastfeeding alters the breast microenvironment, and several lines of evidence suggest the breast microenvironment contributes to the clinical phenotype of inflammatory breast cancer. We investigated breastfeeding history as a modifier of locoregional recurrence (LRR), distant metastasis (DM), disease-free survival (DFS), and overall survival (OS) in parous women with inflammatory breast cancer. Methods: Parous women with inflammatory breast cancer were identified from a prospective registry at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806882/long-term-outcomes-of-lateral-neck-dissection-in-patients-with-recurrent-or-persistent-well-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
#18
Steven B Chinn, Mark E Zafereo, Steven G Waguespack, Beth S Edeiken, Dianna B Roberts, Gary L Clayman
BACKGROUND: Well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma (WDTC) has a high predilection for regional metastatic spread. Rates for WDTC lateral neck recurrence are reported to be as high as 24% in patients after initial thyroidectomy, lateral neck surgery, and adjuvant radioactive (RAI) iodine treatment. The objective of the study was to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and long-term outcome of comprehensive lateral neck dissection (LND) of levels II-V for recurrent or persistent WDTC in a tertiary referral center...
September 14, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796414/genetic-variants-in-the-metzincin-metallopeptidase-family-genes-predict-melanoma-survival
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Yinghui Xu, Yanru Wang, Hongliang Liu, Qiong Shi, Dakai Zhu, Christopher I Amos, Shenying Fang, Jeffrey E Lee, Terry Hyslop, Xin Li, Jiali Han, Qingyi Wei
Metzincins are key molecules in the degradation of the extracellular matrix and play an important role in cellular processes such as cell migration, adhesion, and cell fusion of malignant tumors, including cutaneous melanoma (CM). We hypothesized that genetic variants of the metzincin metallopeptidase family genes would be associated with CM-specific survival (CMSS). To test this hypothesis, we first performed Cox proportional hazards regression analysis to evaluate the associations between genetic variants of 75 metzincin metallopeptidase family genes and CMSS using the dataset from the genome-wide association study (GWAS) from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) which included 858 non-Hispanic white patients with CM, and then validated using the dataset from the Harvard GWAS study which had 409 non-Hispanic white patients with invasive CM...
August 10, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780927/white-matter-microstructure-predicts-longitudinal-social-cognitive-outcomes-after-paediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-a-diffusion-tensor-imaging-study
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N P Ryan, S Genc, M H Beauchamp, K O Yeates, S Hearps, C Catroppa, V A Anderson, T J Silk
BACKGROUND: Deficits in social cognition may be among the most profound and disabling sequelae of paediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI); however, the neuroanatomical correlates of longitudinal outcomes in this domain remain unexplored. This study aimed to characterize social cognitive outcomes longitudinally after paediatric TBI, and to evaluate the use of sub-acute diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to predict these outcomes. METHODS: The sample included 52 children with mild complex-severe TBI who were assessed on cognitive theory of mind (ToM), pragmatic language and affective ToM at 6- and 24-months post-injury...
August 7, 2017: Psychological Medicine
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